- the act or process of transmitting.
- the fact of being transmitted.
- something that is transmitted.
- transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.
- a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose, as in an automobile.
- Radio and Television. the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
- Physics. transmittance.
Origin of transmission
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Examples from the Web for transmission
Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
They seemed a little creepy to me, particular the song “Transmission.”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs
November 17, 2014
These people believe education about HIV transmission mitigates the fears that performers carry.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question
November 1, 2014
After all, an enormous amount is known about Ebola and its transmission.New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction
October 26, 2014
There have been few credible studies linking the transmission of the virus between animals and humans.The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 9, 2014
They are really channels for the transmission, adequate or inadequate, of sense impressions.De Profundis
In the zany we see an example of creation; in the humorist, of transmission.The Devil's Dictionary
The will-power is the same, but the mechanical contrivances for its transmission are wanting.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
A third process was the creation and transmission of all that we mean by civilization.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Distribution: system of property, transmission, contracts, profit-sharing.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
- the act or process of transmitting
- something that is transmitted
- the extent to which a body or medium transmits light, sound, or some other form of energy
- the transference of motive force or power
- a system of shafts, gears, torque converters, etc, that transmits power, esp the arrangement of such parts that transmits the power of the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
- the act or process of sending a message, picture, or other information from one location to one or more other locations by means of radio waves, electrical signals, light signals, etc
- a radio or television broadcast
Word Origin and History for transmission
1610s, "conveyance from one place to another," from Latin transmissionem (nominative transmissio) "a sending over or across, passage," from transmissus, past participle of transmittere "send over or across" (see transmit). Meaning "part of a motor vehicle that regulates power from the engine to the axle" is first recorded 1894.
- The conveyance of disease from one person to another.
- The passage of a nerve impulse across synapses or at myoneural junctions.